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Jim Perito focuses his practice in real estate development, environmental, commercial lending and municipal law. He represents commercial lenders, borrowers and developers in a variety of commercial transactions, real estate and leasing matters. He has been involved in numerous real estate transactions across the State of Connecticut, and specifically in the Greater New Haven area.

Jim also has experience in land use planning, including zoning, subdivision, tidal and inland wetlands and traffic permitting before federal, state and municipal agencies. He regularly handles environmental issues stemming from the Transfer Act and UST compliance.

Jim represents municipalities in tax assessment appeals, land use appeals and tax lien foreclosures. He has served as Town Attorney for the Town of Woodbridge. He has also served as a Special Master in the New Haven Judicial District for tax assessment appeals pertaining to commercial and residential appeals.

During the economic downturn, he represented commercial lenders and the FDIC in prosecuting foreclosures, collections and work-outs of troubled loans.

Jim's accomplishments have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 for Real Estate law; Litigation: Real Estate; and Litigation: Land Use and Zoning. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers® in the areas of Real Estate: Business; State, Local & Municipal; Land Use/Zoning; and Banking since 2012. He has earned an AV rating from the peer-reviewed legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell.